#231 Ajay Prakash & Gavin Brennen: Qubit Protocol – Quantum Computing and its Coming Treat to Crypto (letstalk)

With the advent of mature quantum technologies, many of the critical cryptographic protocols which secure the Internet, financial transactions and even military secrets may become susceptible to new attack vectors. For instance, while it may take a computer millions of years to decipher a public key’s corresponding private key, a sufficiently powerful quantum computer might achieve this in a reasonable amount of time. With this reality looming over us, many in the blockchain space worry that…

Bitcoin

Bitcoin is 'worthless' and will perform worse than stocks in the coming months, analyst says

Bitcoin is likely to fare worse than other assets in the coming months because it has no fundamental worth, Capital Economics said. While bitcoin's fall appeared to correlate with the fall in equities, there were different factors driving the movement of both assets. Bitcoin rose to a record high above …
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Bitcoin's Next Year in Tech Development Is Coming into Focus

Developers of the most popular bitcoin implementation software have big dreams of crafting a truly global form of money, and as such, you can say they have a lot on their plates. The breadth of their to-do lists was easy to see at a recent annual meeting in New York, where, in a change of pace from the …
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